• The Siesta – Indian Tale

    The Siesta A wise Goan fisherman was sleeping in a hammock tied to two ends of his boat at noon. A consultant from Mumbai visiting the city came and woke him up.  He asked, “Hey man, why are you sleeping, when you could be out fishing?” The fisherman said, “I had a good catch in the Continue reading »

  • Where Do I Find the Holy Man?

    Where Do I Find the Holy Man? Word spread across the country side about the wise holy man who lived in a small house atop the  mountain. A man from the village decided to make the long and difficult journey to visit him. When he arrived at the house, he saw an old servant inside Continue reading »

  • It’s All in Your Hands

    It’s All in Your Hands Once upon a time, there lived an old and wise master in the cave on the top of a mountain.  He led a simple life, wandering in the forest to pick fruits and did meditation most of the time. People from the villages in the plains below made the arduous Continue reading »

  • Ramadan – The Month of Charity

    The basic premise of fasting at Ramadan is that one should aim to conquer the senses and selfish desires, and instead give a thought to the tribulations of those who may be less fortunate. It is intended to be a time for quiet contemplation, to empathise with the less fortunate, and to remember that many in this world are suffering hardship, poverty and starvation.

  • All for a Loin Cloth – An Old Indian Story

    All for a Loin Cloth Source: An old Indian story There was a monk in the hermitage, one day he said “Master, all I’m doing here is work, no spirituality, I’m going to leave the hermitage​.​” The wise master said “No, you have to work for God, otherwise you will fall.” “Oh no, it will Continue reading »

  • Putting into Practice – Source: Indian Fable

    Putting into Practice Source: Indian Fable Intrepreted by Faraaz Tanveer   As three travellers crossed the mountains of the Himalayas, they discussed the importance of putting into practice everything they had learnt on a spiritual plane.  They were engrossed in their conversation.  It was late at night, when they realised that all they had with Continue reading »

  • ‘What If?’

    We worry over so many things, when, more often than not our worries are not justified. Have you noticed that children don’t seem to worry a lot? When did we lose our innocence, that carefree attitude? Over-worrying can become a sickness if we don’t take care. It is one thing to be a good planner, to manage risks and be meticulous, but quite another to be a worrier about every tiny detail of life.

  • Dedicated to all Mums!

    There are many things mums say to us which at the time we may not like. Yet the words of wisdom always seem to come handy later, especially when we begin our own families. It is then that we begin to value the advice more. So to the younger generation I would say, just listen, even if you feel your ego knows better. ‘Cos mums are mostly always right!’

  • Understanding Cultures

    It is so important to understand each other and not judge or feel insulted. How often do we go to places and find things offensive, when in fact the other party may actually be trying to be quite polite! If we find ourselves caught up in a situation especially with a person from another culture then take a minute to reflect where they may be coming from. It may save you a lot of grief!

  • This Journey is TOO short

    Let us exercise what is in our hands. Take the path of least resistance and less pain, which is the loving route of forgiveness, kindness, compassion and respect. To stay quiet, to love, to forget, to respect, are signs of an enlightened soul. In any case it is a dead-end street to try to control others.